Tuesday, July 26, 2011

In Midst of Heat Wave, Elderly Among Most Susceptible

Pennsylvania is in the midst of a long and extreme heat wave.  In the effort to keep cool, we advise you to not neglect the elderly in your area, since they are among the most susceptible to heat-related problems and accidents.  Additionally, if you have a loved one in a nursing home that is affected by the heat wave, it may be wise to check on them more frequently than usual to make sure the facilities are adequately cool and the staff is providing sufficient hydration for their residents.  Elder abuse can come in many forms, and deliberately denying elderly patients access to cooler areas and enough water may fall under that category.

Attorney Doug Stoehr is a lawyer serving western and central Pennsylvania who specializes in personal injury and elder abuse. If you would like to set up a consultation with him involving a possible personal injury claim, please contact our law office.

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